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وَٱعْلَمُوۤاْ أَنَّ فِيكُمْ رَسُولَ ٱللَّهِ لَوْ يُطِيعُكُمْ فِي كَثِيرٍ مِّنَ ٱلأَمْرِ لَعَنِتُّمْ وَلَـٰكِنَّ ٱللَّهَ حَبَّبَ إِلَيْكُمُ ٱلإِيمَانَ وَزَيَّنَهُ فِي قُلُوبِكُمْ وَكَرَّهَ إِلَيْكُمُ ٱلْكُفْرَ وَٱلْفُسُوقَ وَٱلْعِصْيَانَ أُوْلَـٰئِكَ هُمُ ٱلرَّاشِدُونَ
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Tafsir al-Tustari

…God had endeared faith to you and made it beautiful to your hearts…He said:As a kindness (ʿaṭf) from Him, He singled out your hearts for His worship and endowed them with sincerity. [This is so] because being singled out (istikhlāṣ) is from His kindness (ʿaṭf), while [your] sincerity (ikhlāṣ) is His right (ḥaqq). A servant cannot fulfil His right save through His kindness in granting him assistance through the means of faith (asbāb al-īmān), which are the irrefutable proofs and wondrous signs (āyāt muʿjiza).His words:
…He has made disbelief, mischief and disobedience hateful to you…due to the fear of His abhorrent punishment.His words:



Tafsīr al-Tustarī, trans. Annabel Keeler and Ali Keeler
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